The Endless Staircase

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 43:19, NIV.

Throughout my walk with Jesus, I have experienced many ups and downs. There were days when I felt as though I was in perfect sync with God, and others where I felt nothing but condemnation for my shortcomings. Every time I would mess up, I set myself back. I imagined myself on an endless staircase with no destination or end point. In my mind, I kept heading upward on the good days, the days I felt holy, and filled with a heart of praise and thanksgiving. Then, on the days I didn’t feel so great about myself or knew I missed the mark and blew it yet again, I imagined I fell down a considerable flight of stairs. One step forward on the good days, ten steps backward on the bad days.
I felt unworthy, would beat myself up over my mistakes and thought I had to serve my “time-out” and perform better before I could come into the presence of my Savior again. This is a nuclear defense of the devil. When we mess up, his condemnation and guilt sweep in to put a wall between us and our Father. But what does Jesus do? He makes all things new. He hung on that cross so that when we fall short, we can receive His sweet forgiveness. He is ready to forgive us, before we even come before Him to ask for His mercy yet again.
Sister, there is now no condemnation to you because you are in Christ Jesus (see Romans 8:1). That mistake you made, He casts it as far as the east is from the west, and He remembers it no more (Psalm 103:12; Hebrews 8:12). The sin you committed, He washed in His blood. The mess you made of things, He has made new and is creating a divine purpose. He is focused on your future, it’s time to let go of your past.
He is saying to you today, “I will carry you forward. Stop punishing yourself. The price has already been paid. I carried away your shame, your sins, your insecurities. I rescued you from the power of darkness and placed you in my Kingdom. You are mine and I’m taking you to higher ground now.”

Prayer: Father, I thank You for your endless mercies and Your forgiveness. Lord, I ask You to forgive me of my sins and the times I have failed You. Help me to put the past behind me as You already have. Help me to stop punishing myself, and step into Your righteousness that You have given me through Your finished work. Carry me through, Jesus. I welcome Your sweet presence to fill me, and make whole every part of me that is broken. In Jesus name, Amen.

(Read Isaiah 46:4; 1 Peter 2:24; Colossians 1:13)

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9 thoughts on “The Endless Staircase”

  1. Thank you Father that when the enemy comes in like a flood you raise a mighty standard against him. Thank you Lord that you keep no record of our wrongs.♡

    1. I give you all praise Father. You are a forgiving God and I am your child. I thank you for loving me when I didn’t have strength to love myself. I praise you for your arms of protection. I surrender…. Obedience is so much better than sacrifice.

  2. Yes Lord, Thank you for washing all my sins in the precious Blood of Jesus and forgiving me. Thank you there is no condemnation because you took care of it when you hung up on the tree🙏 Thank you Jesus🙆‍♀️💖. When I mess up i won’t be so hard on myself…In Jesus Name Amen 💝❤💜💖💛💚💙💞🙏

  3. I have no words than Thank you J esus for speaking directly to my heart!
    Thank you dotk for this timely message. I needed these words. God is so good to me. ~♡~

  4. Praise you Jesus i am so grateful for a new thing you are doing in my life. I am grateful to the holy spirit that comes to me with mercies and love reminding me how much Jesus has done for me. I go to the cross everyday asking my lord for forgiveness his mercies are renewed every day PRAISE JESUS

  5. Thank you Lord Jesus for paying my debt.thank you for you’re making a way where there seems to be no way.I am favoured by the Almighty to be his child.

  6. Wow! This looks just like me in my ups and downs ,up 5 steps down 10 steps , had things that i wanted and lost all , and memories kept coming to my mind then condenation shows up to bring me down , but Gods mercy bring me back again . I thank God for his love towards me. Thank you for these encouraging words. May God keep blessing you always , that you may continue to bless others .Amen.

  7. Wow..This is how I feel..Great to know our God is so merciful and loving. Thank you Lord for all you do for me even if I don’t deserve it. I love you so much.

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